After the previous day that I had, I woke up feeling a bit exhausted. Part of it was the fact that so much happened in the day, and I was likely still not fully used to the new time table, as well as the fact that I had to walk so much everywhere! I’m… Read More Just a Day… (Day 5 – March 15)
Today is the first actual day of orientation! That ultimately means it is the first day we actually get to go to the University campus and sit in a classroom while filling out paperwork that will help get us through our time here. We have to be in the classroom at 9am, so our RAs… Read More Orientation & Exploration! ( Day 4 – March 14)
No, we didn’t really find a death mountain. But it was a nickname that Jason gave to the little path we found that goes behind Proxy Friends. There is a road that goes along and actually has a few temples or shrines along it. But as we were going to explore, we saw a… Read More Death Mountain? (Day 3 – March 13)
These beds suck! I woke up actually hurting a bit from just how hard and rather uncomfortable the bed in my room is! The pillow is essentially a tough little beanbag for your head, and the bed has no real give to it at all, which ultimately makes it seem like a single step up… Read More First Walk-about! (Day 2 – March 12)
Let me tell you… after double-digit hours trying to rest and be comfortable in an international flight, being able to relax in a very soft, comfortable hotel bed is amazing! Like the night before, we had to get up semi-early, having to catch an 8am bus back to the airport to catch a 9:30 flight… Read More Waking up in Japan! (Day 1 – March 11)
… 4 am sucks. When I was in the military, there would be many times when we would have to wake up early…. like pretty much everyday for PT (Physical Training). I wasn’t a big fan of it then, and since getting out of the military, I try to avoid getting up super early if… Read More I’m leaving… on a Jet Plane! (or 4)
The last night before I left was an interesting time. Since me and my buddy Jason were both going, I actually ended up spending the night at his place. The day was ultimately filled with me doing any last minute packing of my bags, ensuring I didn’t miss anything…. and then the rest of… Read More …the last night.